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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Review: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 – It just works
  • Red Hat Announces Finalists in Fourth Annual Innovation Awards
  • How can the Flexibility of Open Source and the Assurance of Proprietary Software Coexist?
  • Canonical's (Possibly) Excellent Adventure
  • Red Hat's revenue glass ceiling is its own making
  • "Smart Reuse With Open Source"
  • Jolicloud: Ubuntu Linux Touch Screens Meet the Cloud
  • BOSS is Nobody's Boss!
  • Linux User kernel column #88
  • Open source brings new meaning to user-generated content
  • Norwegian Free Software Center Opposes Government Pro-FOSS Policy

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Audio Recording in Linux: An Introduction [PART 1]
  • Tweak your RGBA enabled desktop
  • Boot-Up Manager (BUM) - Graphical runlevel editor
  • BackupPC not graphing? Pool size won't shrink? Try this
  • How to change background color to transparent in GIMP
  • gnome-terminal empty
  • Using Symantec NetBackp With Fedora
  • Convert a PDF file into a single Image using ImageMagick
  • Cloning With Linux 3 Ways
  • Using rdist to copy files to multiple hosts
  • Transfer Installed Packages to New Computer or Drive in Ubuntu
  • Auto-hide cursor when idle in Ubuntu
  • Perl Array Reference and Dereference Tutorial With Examples

Does Firefox Have Cooties?

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Moz/FF
  • Does Firefox Have Cooties?
  • Firefoxers howl as privacy add-on auto updates with 'bloatware'
  • The real Chrome threat to Firefox
  • New Firefox 4 ‘Minefield’ beta sports WebM video and tweaked UI

Four console document converters

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I am cursed as a member of middle management, which means part of my responsibility in real life is to filter the resumes of potential employees. It gives me the chance to mess with document converters.

A Review Of MeeGo v1.0: Is It Good Enough For Your Netbook?

maketecheasier.com: When I first set out to try MeeGo, I had hoped to boot up the live USB image on my netbook. What I soon discovered, however, is that it would not work.

ntris: an idea taken a step too far

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Gaming

blog.ksplice.com: About nine months ago, I lost a lot of free time to a little applet called Pentris. The addition of pentomino pieces made the gameplay quite different from the original falling block game, but I couldn’t help but think that Pentris didn’t go far enough.

Gaming box lets Linux play the slots

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Acrosser announced a PC that can run Linux inside arcade gaming consoles or slot machines. The ACE-S8700 includes golden finger and ccTalk interfaces, a VGA output, four serial ports, plus an intrusion logger and up to 512KB of battery-backed static RAM.

Redshift Keeps Your Eyes Sharp & Helps You Sleep

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you spend a lot of time looking at your computer – and if you read this blog I’m betting you do – you might notice that after a while your eyes start to hurt, and that you have trouble going to sleep at night. There’s a good reason for this:

Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade: Best Practices Checklist

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Ubuntu
HowTos

itworld.com: ave you been thinking about upgrading your computer to Ubuntu 10.04? I recently made the leap, at the prompting of my Update Manager. The process went fairly smoothly, but I did have to deal with a couple of minor annoyances. Here are a few tips.

Issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review'

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OSS

ifosslr.org: The Editorial Committee is delighted to announce issue three of the 'International Free and Open Source Software Law Review' (IFOSS L. Rev.) is now available.

The fragile balance between fast and reliable

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Linux
Software

hwoarang.silverarrow.org: Being a Distro developer, or a packager if you prefer, is not always that simple. Many people think that our “job” is quite straight forward. All we need to do is to read the INSTALL file and then adapt the instructions into an ebuild format and we are done. Well it is definitely more than that.

epic moment: free and fast graphics at last

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Hardware
Software

vizzzion.org/blog: Well, epic for a Free software geek. I’m now running openSUSE on my desktop, which has an AMD RadeonHD 4350 card. So, what’s the epic moment?

Serve Up Your Music with Zeya

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Software
HowTos

linuxjournal.com: Have you always wanted to set up your own music station to stream your latest music collection to your friends or colleagues? Have you been thinking lately of setting up an always-on music streaming server so that you can just open up your web browser and listen to your favorite tracks?

Heroes of Newerth - Charge!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Linux games are many and varied. You can find pretty much anything you need, from simple arcades via racing all the way to expansive and elaborate tactical shooters. Still, one aspect of the Linux gaming scene is underplayed, this being the Real Time Strategy (RTS). However, that is about to change.

Open Source: The capitalists' choice

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: I often hear people referring to Open Source and Free Software advocates jokingly, or not so jokingly, as "communists" or "hippies". Rubbish!

All hail the easy to use!

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Linux

I've run Linux since before the turn of the century. I know Linux. I love the commandline. But after 10 years of fiddling, I've come to realize one significant thing.

openSUSE 11.3 RC1 is available

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SUSE

Soyuz Launch Vehicle in Blender: Part I, Modelling the Core Stage

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HowTos

For Lunatics, we need several space vehicles. The Soyuz launch vehicle is one of these, and it was relatively easy to model. In Part I, I’ll demonstrate the basic modelling techniques I used to create the Core Stage.

FSF calls for ACTA fight

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OSS
  • Free Software Foundation calls for ACTA fight
  • Stallman and FSF start anti-ACTA campaign
  • Software freetards demand axing of ACTA

Linux Desktop Stigma Draws Ire and Fire

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Linux

daniweb.com: Is it true that, if you speak up for GNU/Linux on the Desktop, you get flamed? I just had a virtual conversation with someone who claims that this assertion is fact.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
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Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
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Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
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